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Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance

This easy-to-read book provides digestible, bitesize chunks of information related to palliative nursing. As its name suggests, each section is brief and basic, and covers the principles of palliative care and the main points for nurses

This easy-to-read book provides digestible, bitesize chunks of information related to palliative nursing. As its name suggests, each section is brief and basic, and covers the principles of palliative care and the main points for nurses.

The six sections provide a sensible, structured framework through which to navigate the subject: introduction; clinical applications; palliative care for all; professional roles in palliative care, including the clinical nurse specialist, advanced nurse practitioner and nurse consultant; ethical challenges in palliative care practice; and managing end of life care.

Some chapters offer flowcharts and figures, as well as useful, comprehensive information in diagrammatic form, for example on managing hypercalcaemia of malignancy and recognising and planning for the terminal stage of life. Other chapters are sparser, depending on the topic. For readers who want to delve deeper, each section offers references and signposts to further reading.

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